Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I74216
  • Name: Otto Aurifaber
  • Sex: M
  • Residence: Essex
  • LVG: 1086
  • Note:

    Otto Aurifaber or Aurifex held a barony in Essex in 1086 (Domesday).
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    "Otto Aurifaber" was employed to make the Conqueror's monument in the church of St. Stephen's, Caen; and "a mass of gold and silver and precious stones" was handed over to him for the work. "The coffin itself, wrought of a single stone, and supported by three columns of marble, was surmounted by a shrine of splendid workmanship, blazing with all the precious materials which had been entrusted to the cunning hand of Otto. On that shrine the epitaph of William was graven in letters of gold."?Freeman.
    This famous goldsmith was succeeded in his Essex barony by his son William Fitz Otto.
  • _UID: 70A4E42FCDBC4F54A434A95FAB2D9A8F3484
  • Change Date: 18 JAN 2013



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      1. Has Children William Fitz Otto
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